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  1. I buckle mine so that the long piece goes...

    I buckle mine so that the long piece goes underneath. I think it looks neater and it keeps the loose keeper from accidentally getting lost.
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    Yes, it makes me sad.

    Yes, it makes me sad.
  3. $45 in SE Texas He has always been on time,...

    $45 in SE Texas

    He has always been on time, dependable, does a great job and and good at dealing with horses.
  4. I think it totally depends on your circumstances....

    I think it totally depends on your circumstances.

    What would happen if it turns out he does have a serious issue that limits his dressage career or even makes him un-rideable? I honestly don't...
  5. I did the plank challenge two months ago. It was...

    I did the plank challenge two months ago. It was difficult but do-able until the last week of the challenge. I got through it but won't do more than a 2.5 minute plank willingly at this point.

    I...
  6. Every time I'm in San Antonio I have a drink at...

    Every time I'm in San Antonio I have a drink at the Menger Bar at the Menger Hotel near the Riverwalk. There are still bullet holes in the ceiling from one of Teddy Roosevelt's visits. We always stay...
  7. What happens if the trailer flips over? I...

    What happens if the trailer flips over? I personally want to avoid becoming a human pinball in a metal box with a 1,000lb animal.
  8. I've done it a couple times and they liked the...

    I've done it a couple times and they liked the way I read the test. I tried to really enunciate, especially the letter. I would not call the next movement until the movement immediately before had...
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    netg, I have heard the same thing about...

    netg, I have heard the same thing about brushing/polishing the saddle. My two prior trainers thought it was a good thing and never stopped me from doing it. My current trainer calls me out on it.
    ...
  10. I agree with Ticker. She looks like she's...

    I agree with Ticker. She looks like she's dragging her toe.
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    I actually started it over 4 weeks ago but I had...

    I actually started it over 4 weeks ago but I had to stop last week. I started to get a lot of heel pain. I also would get sore on the side of my feet. I think I need to get a pair of shoes that...
  12. OP, I was able to figure out the trainer in...

    OP, I was able to figure out the trainer in question pretty easily. You could add her webpage link and she will probably find this thread eventually from her webpage analytics. Maybe she will be a...
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    I learned sitting trot by riding a horse with a...

    I learned sitting trot by riding a horse with a very flat trot (old arabian) on a longe line without stirrups. Riding an easier horse helped me find the correct position without feeling like I was...
  14. My horse gets daily electrolytes during the...

    My horse gets daily electrolytes during the summer months. My horse to deal with 95+ F temperatures and high humidity for 3 months straight. A breeze on a hot day just feels like someone opened a hot...
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    I was in a similar situation with my last horse,...

    I was in a similar situation with my last horse, an OTTB, when he got to the point that he would refuse to canter and would crow hop when asked. He was fine at all gaits on the longe. The vet was...
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    I don't live in Florida but I deal with heat and...

    I don't live in Florida but I deal with heat and humidity that is probably worse (though cooler in the winter). You never get used to it but you learn to deal with it. I would much rather ride in the...
  17. I do lots of stretching at the walk, including on...

    I do lots of stretching at the walk, including on circles. She does not have a problem doing it at the walk. She is getting pretty good at the shallow trot serpentine in the training level test.
    ...
  18. Stretching down at the trot in hand

    Does anyone have any tips to teach a horse to stretch down at the trot in hand?

    We're preparing for a training level test and her stretchy trot circle leaves a lot to be desired. She is fine...
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    When I first got my mare she was dangerous for...

    When I first got my mare she was dangerous for the farrier. The barefoot trimmer was fine but I tried her in shoes the second time I had her feet done. She behaved so-so for the barefoot trimmer.
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  20. I have tried craigslist and Fine Used Saddles to...

    I have tried craigslist and Fine Used Saddles to sell a saddle. Fine Used Saddles is the only one I would bother with for a nice saddle.

    I've heard way too many horror stories about selling...
  21. This has to be a troll.

    This has to be a troll.
  22. Fuego XII or Manolo's Clint Eastwood.

    Fuego XII or Manolo's Clint Eastwood.
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    I'm doing a running braid as I only pull new hair...

    I'm doing a running braid as I only pull new hair into the top section as I go. Do you know of any online instructions on how to do the french braid? I think it will be easier to figure out exactly...
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    Braid Suggestions

    Can anyone suggest a braid that will work for a medium length, thick mane?

    My mare is an Andalusian X and I'd really like to eventually do the lattice braid or running braid at shows when her mane...
  25. Starship Troopers is hilariously bad. It's...

    Starship Troopers is hilariously bad. It's unintentional ridiculousness entertains me.

    There were a couple scenes in The Watchmen that were so bad I almost busted out laughing in the theater,...
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